Africa: A coronavirus success story

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    The African continent accounts for 17 percent of the global population, but only 3.5 percent of reported Covid-19 deaths worldwide. What’s more, Africa’s overall infection rate has been dropping steadily over the past two months. What’s behind the continent’s success? We speak with Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Africa Director at the World Health Organization.

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